Strictly Come Dancing

Strictly Come Dancing

Series 15 - Episode 19



Despite the confusing discrepancy between the judges’ marks and their comments (they roundly criticised Gemma Atkinson’s Viennese waltz and then gave her very respectable sevens across the board), the frontrunners are now fairly obvious. Debbie McGee and Alexandra Burke haven’t put a foot wrong since the first show, but Davood Ghadami and Joe McFadden are improving in leaps and bounds.

There’s been a lot of talk about dark horses in the competition, but we’re still a few weeks away from the final and, as we know, anything can happen on the Strictly Come Dancing dancefloor, especially as tonight all seven couples are tackling the paso doble.


The seven remaining pro-celebrity duos return to the Elstree studio, in the wake of their expedition to the Lancashire coast last weekend for the annual Blackpool Tower special. The competition will be no less intense on coming back to familiar territory, though, as the celebrities and their seasoned dancing partners draw closer to the grand final. Judges Shirley Ballas, Bruno Tonioli, Darcey Bussell and Craig Revel Horwood are on hand to assess each pairing's skills as they perform their individual routines, before they all tackle the Paso Doble at the same time in a `Pasodoblathon'. As ever, though, the impressing the judges is only half of the battle, as the stars must also gain the approval of the viewing public, who are given a chance to have their say over who should stay in the running.

Cast & Crew

Host Tess Daly
Host Claudia Winkleman
Judge Craig Revel Horwood
Judge Bruno Tonioli
Judge Darcey Bussell
Judge Shirley Ballas
Executive Producer Louise Rainbow
Series Editor Sarah James
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